International Business

Career opportunities

The world of international business offers many opportunities, in the Netherlands or abroad. In multinational corporations with subsidiaries in the Netherlands. Or within family-owned, mid-sized companies with a strong ambition to develop their international sales. Governmental institutions in trade promotion or development, regional development agencies or large cities also offer opportunities for young International Business professionals.

Depending on your talents and choices in areas of specialisation during your study, you may start your career in positions in the field of Sales and Marketing, Organisation and People, International Finance or Operations and Supply Chain Management. You can join a company or start a business of your own.

When recruiting, international companies often prefer candidates with experience abroad. Your solid foundation in International Business, combined with your experience abroad acquired throughout your study, will make you a choice candidate.

The list below gives examples of specialisms or roles in different functional areas where you may start their working life, depending on the choices you have made in your study programme.

Potential Careers

  • International sales representative
  • Key account manager
  • Purchaser
  • Marketing intelligence officer
  • Business development representative
  • Customer account representative / internal sales administrator
  • Foreign trade advisor / consultant
  • International HR officer
  • PR / communications officer
  • Logistics coordinator
  • Market researcher
  • Brand manager
  • Business innovation specialist
  • Digital communication specialist